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Ms. Kennedy from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need books for their classroom library to help build fluency skills, comprehension skills and build a love for reading.

  • $265 goal

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My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."--Dr. Seuss

Our students love to read.

They are passionate about learning. Our students find most joy learning through stories. They are explorers of books and they love finding ways to make connections from what they are learning and reading to their own experiences.

My Project

In the 5th grade classroom our students love to read. As we build our classroom library we want to make sure that what our students are reading not only bring them joy, but also bring rigor and skills that will help them succeed in their academic career. Many of our students are language learners so to be able to help them not only learn a new language but to do so with literature that is rich with vocabulary will allow for authentic learning.

Reading makes a difference in our students' lives.

It determines how they live, what career they have, where they might end up in this world. Reading also allows for our students to learn in ways that are best taught through a story. We wish to make our students well-rounded scholars. Providing books that will interest our students will not only help them learn the skills they need to succeed in their academic career but also help find that one book that will help them fall in love with reading.

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Ms. Kennedy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 53 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Books $12.40 5 $62.00
Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices • AKJ Books $4.37 10 $43.70
Poems for Building Reading Skills • AKJ Books $21.89 1 $21.89
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems • AKJ Books $5.10 3 $15.30
Newbery Award Winners • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
A Story, a Story Gail E. Haley, Gail E. Haley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
People Could Fly: American Black Folktales • AKJ Books $9.49 1 $9.49
Maniac Magee • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Shiloh • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83

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